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Thread: Back from Vacation low pH from pucks

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    Back from Vacation low pH from pucks

    Just got back from our week-long camping trip and came back to a low pH (not surprised as I used pucks to keep the chlorine up while I was gone). here are my numbers:

    FC 3.0
    CC 0
    pH 7.0
    TA 100
    CH 110
    CYA 25 (working on bringing this up, I am waiting since I am sure the pucks will impact this number)

    I have never had to do anything except add bleach before so I thought I would post here before I did what I plan to get feedback. Here is my treatment plan:

    1 cup 6% bleach (raise FC to 4.0)
    4 cups Borax to raise pH to 7.5

    Sound good?
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    Re: Back from Vacation low pH from pucks

    With a TA of 100 I'd aerate to bring the pH up. At 7.0 it's not low enough to hurt anything but it's low enough for aeration to work pretty fast.
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    Re: Back from Vacation low pH from pucks

    Thanks Bama!

    I don't have any way of aerating my pool... I just have an Intex and I was not able to angle the return up high enough... I added the Borax and my pH is already up a bit... I will keep an eye on it this week to make sure I did not overdo it.
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    Re: Back from Vacation low pH from pucks

    With no way to aerate you did the right thing.
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